The directors, screenwriters and producers of five documentary or hybrid feature-film projects at the writing stage will be selected to take part in a year-long programme of support comprising group sessions with industry professionals who will be involved in the artistic process right up until the production stage. Over the course of twelve months, participants will work on their projects, giving and receiving feedback to and from their peers and hired experts. Envisaged activities include assistance with writing a screenplay, presenting a dossier, designing funding strategies, drawing up contracts and agreements, selecting forms of distribution and targeting audiences. The series of monthly meetings will get under way in person at l’Alternativa and will then continue online as both individual and group sessions.
- Wednesday 23 November, 7 to 9 pm
- Aula 2 CCCB
- Thursday 24 November, 4 to 8 pm
- Sala Raval CCCB
- The rest of the year online
- Entry by appointment
- If you are interested in any projects and would like to schedule a meeting for 24 November, email us: [email protected]
Gabriela Iacob is a screenwriter and script doctor at her storytelling studio Storyliners. She studied film directing at univesity in the University in Bucharest. She was head of development at Media Pro Pictures studio, where she set up a content department to handle intellectual property and talent tutoring. She has worked with emerging screenwriters throughout most of her career. She is currently head of content development at Pro TV, sits on the selection committee at Cinema Pendent and is overseeing the new Mentoring Projects programme at Alternativa Pro.
Isona Admetlla is a Barcelona-born, Berlin-based sociologist, lecturer, adviser, cultural manager and audience designer. She is fund coordinator at the Berlinale World Cinema Fund and works freelance as academic tutor for the Master’s Degree in Cultural Management at the University of Barcelona, as well as designing and teaching tailor-made capacity-building seminars and training activities on film financing, marketing, distribution, pitching and audience design. She sits on the Selection Committees at MAFF (Malaga Festival Fund and Co-Production Event) and ICAA (Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales) and is also a project tutor and expert evaluator for single project and slate funding at Creative Europe MEDIA, among others. She regularly works as a speaker, trainer and adviser at international cultural and film events with particular focus in Spain and Latin America. She also handles audience design and marketing and distribution for EAVE Alumni at the TorinoFilmLab.
Alejandro Loayza is a Bolivian filmmaker. His debut feature, Utama, premiered at the 2022 Sundance Festival de Sundance and won the Grand Jury Prize. It also picked up three awards at Cine en Construcción in Toulouse in 2021, including the Grand Prix. His early work in photography was shown at exhibitions and in numerous publications and won two national awards in Bolivia. He made his foray into film as director of photography, including work on the documentary series Planeta Bolivia, the video album Ningún Vals and the shorts Polvo, Dochera and Aicha. Fascinated by telling stories through images, he began to try his hand at screenwriting and directing, which is now where he works.
Scott Barley is an artist-filmmaker based in Scotland. Primarily concerned with the Anthropocene, nature, darkness, cosmology, phenomenology, and mysticism, his work has been linked with the Remodernist and Slow Cinema movements and been exhibited at festivals and galleries worldwide. Before venturing into filmmaking, Barley focused on painting, creating large-scale, densely textured sculptural works on canvas and board using earth, cement, plants, ash, oil, snakeskin, insects, spiders and spider silk. He began making films in 2012, and since early 2015 has shot his work almost exclusively on iPhone. In 2018 he cofounded Obscuritads, an international collective focused on rendering the invisible visible.
Tatiana Huezo, born in San Salvador (El Salvador), is a director, photographer and editor. She graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (Mexico City) and holds a Master’s Degree in Creative Documentary from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Her debut feature, El lugar más pequeño (2011), was screened at over 80 festivals worldwide. Her work has won a clutch of international awards, among them six Ariel Awards from the Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas, including Best Documentary and Best Director for Tempestad (2016), which after premiering at the Forum at the Berlinale, was selected as Mexico’s candidate for the Oscars and was nominated for a Goya for Best Ibero-American film in 2018. Her debut fiction film, Noche de fuego (2021), was selected for Un Certain Regard at Cannes, where it won a Special Mention from the jury.
Projects selected to take part in the 10th Mentoring Projects